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Polish Parliament considers further restrictions in access to abortion


Today the Polish parliament voted on two draft laws regarding reproductive rights. The first one was Act on conscious parenthood that aimed at liberalizing abortion, introducing comprehensive sexual education and guaranteeing access to subsidized contraception. Although the debate showed lack of understanding of the links between number of abortions and proper sexual education and use of contraception, there was still a chance that MPs would not reject the draft bill after first reading and put if for further parliamentary work in relevant committees. That did not happen. Civic Platform (the leading party, calling itself central and liberal), Polish Peasants Party and two conservative parties, Law&Justice and Solidary Poland voted for rejection. Only 70 MPs (Democratic Left Alliance and Palikot’s Movement) voted against that. It means that this battle for liberalization of abortion law is over.

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